Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 AS: How the mighty have fallen…

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Normandy invasion front, 1944. Manhandlin’ a III./ JG 3’s Gustav out of natural cover at Sours (?), near Chartres. The once almighty Lulfwaffe reduced now to this indignity.
This Gustav could also be a G-6 AS (both used the same DB 605 AS engine), but the oil cooler looks to me like the larger Fo 987 employed by the G-14 AS. Superb the spiral spinner and those broad blades of the VDM 9-12159 propeller. Less superb the massive oil stain on the belly drop tank,….« Deutsche Qualität » was in the doldrums by then.

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